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Terror Suspect In Weekend Bombings Arrested In NJ

Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, of Elizabeth, N.J., is wanted in connection with Saturday's bombing incidents in New York City and New Jersey, according to police.
Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, of Elizabeth, N.J., is wanted in connection with Saturday's bombing incidents in New York City and New Jersey, according to police. Photo Credit: Provided/NYPD
An "Extreme Alert" issued on cell phones in the New York-New Jersey area at 7:54 a.m. on Monday.
An "Extreme Alert" issued on cell phones in the New York-New Jersey area at 7:54 a.m. on Monday. Photo Credit: Daily Voice

UPDATE: Police in Linden, N.J. said they captured a 28-year-old Elizabeth, N.J., man wanted for questioning in connection with Saturday's bombings in midtown Manhattan and Seaside Park, as well as several bombs found at a train station near his home.

A police officer wearing a bulletproof vest was wounded in a shootout with Ahmad Khan Rahami, around 11 a.m., authorities said.

Another officer had a hand or head injury, they said.

Authorities said they also secured a backpack that Rahmani was carrying and were awaiting a bomb squad and K9 unit in the 500 block of Elizabeth Avenue in the Union County town.

Rahami is a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Afghanistan, said authorities who also conducted several raids Monday morning in Elizabeth, N.J., where five bombs were found in a train station.

They also took five people into custody Sunday night after stopping a "vehicle of interest" on the Belt Parkway just coming off the Verrazano Bridge, NY state Sen. Marty Golden reported.

The first weekend explosion was in a trash can near the Seaside Park boardwalk as a charity 5K race to benefit U.S. military members was about to begin Saturday morning. No one was injured and the race was cancelled.

Then came another trash can bombing at 23rd Street off Seventh Avenue that injured 29 people around 8:30 p.m. Another device was found blocks away.

The FBI said several “improvised explosive devices” were found packaged Sunday night in a trash can near the Elizabeth train station. It detonated while a robot was securing it, but no one was injured, the FBI said.

Sources told NBC News that Rahami is the bombing suspect seen on video on 23rd Street and 27th Street in Manhattan.

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